You might ask Dgarretson or Sns they should have some imput for you.
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i responded to this yesterday but for some reason it did not get posted.
depending on the version of the vsm you have (which is?), it may not be good to mix the capacitors. the later vsms use cryoed hovlands and the use of a non cryoed cap in the hf may make the speaker sound incoherent and lacking continuity.
you will certainly make the vsm sound different but not necessarily better.
changing the caps in the rc network or super bam may proove to be a better way to go because these caps affect the entire bandwidth.
i am not advocating the changing of the caps but we are using the duelunds in the master bam and master rcs with to great effect.
bobby at merlin
My VSM MX I believe is made 2004, serial no. 3468. My BAM- RCA was made 2007.
If possible I would propably change to S/O that would make it easier (read cheaper) if I have to change the rest.
I will also use Duelund resistors instead of MKP, already use them in RC network together with Mundorf S/O.
Already have S/O in BAM together with Vishay bulk foil resistors (0.01%). To be honest I´m pleased with sound but I want to know if it can be improved in especially upper midrange and treble. Beeing a bit of an "audiogreed" I search challenge for improvement it´s part of enjoyment.
Kindly Regards & Happy New Year!
Did you get my e-mail regarding whether my VSM MX had X-over cryoed or not. Important if I have to upgrade with Mundorf S/O throuhgout whole X-over or not.There´s a considerate difference in price.
Like listening to clarinett a lot, especially to Mr Putte Wickman, world wide known. Unfortunately died last year in respectable age of, think it was, 82.
Sometimes I can find its sound a bit sharp, it doesn´t mean it have to be speakers. Upper treble I find a bit short, could be my phonostage or other equipment.
BUT, I´m willing to give it a try with other capacitors.
I noticed improvement with S/O in BAM + RC network.
Please I´d appreciate if you could tell cryoed or not.
Thanks, I haven´t made any changes at all yet.
But yesterday I resoldered X-over with Mundorf Silver/Gold
solder. Made a difference in terms of clearer sound throughout spektra. Treble also sounded extended and lower midrange nicer in terms of more distinct sound. This was what I wanted, I will not change caps so far it sounds really god. Maybe sound even improves as solderjoint gets burnt in.
I didn´t expect this difference by only changing solder.
Sorry for my preconcieved meanings and ignorance.
Many thanks again and the best.
After adding a bypass Mundorf Silver/Gold/Oil of 10nF across Mundorf Silver/Oil cap for treble I noticed a clear difference compared to previous Silver/Oil bypass. Treble sounded extended and more pronounced in a natural/live way. Listening without bypass made sound softer and details not as pronounced. I recommend this combo and you definitely keep costs lower compared only using Silver/Gold/Oil in filter.